LINGUIST List 21.4205

Thu Oct 21 2010

Jobs: Cognitive Science: Assistant Professor, University of Memphis

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        1.     Danielle McNamara , Cognitive Science: Assistant Professor, University of Memphis, TN, USA

Message 1: Cognitive Science: Assistant Professor, University of Memphis, TN, USA
Date: 21-Oct-2010
From: Danielle McNamara <>
Subject: Cognitive Science: Assistant Professor, University of Memphis, TN, USA
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University or Organization: University of Memphis Department: Institute for Intelligent Systems Job Location: Tennessee, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science


The Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) and the Psychology Department at the University of Memphis invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2011. The position is a joint appointment primarily in the IIS with a home department in Psychology.

All candidates with an empirical research program in the cognitive sciences will be considered, but focus areas of research include Cognitive Science, Educational Technologies, or Human Computer Interaction. Some examples of specific subareas of interest may include cognitive modeling/simulation, intelligent tutoring, educational/serious games, robotics, animated agents, embodiment, emotion, motivation, dialog and discourse.

Applicants must have completed (or be completing) a Ph.D., must have a record of interdisciplinary publications, an active research program that will attract external funding, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. A successful candidate will be expected to spearhead new externally funded research initiatives, to build and lead a team of graduate students in Ph.D. research, and to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Institute for Intelligent Systems consists of 30 faculty members across 10 departments and 4 colleges (Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Education, and Audiology and Speech Language Pathology). The IIS offers a graduate certificate in Cognitive Science and is affiliated with BA and MS programs in other departments. The IIS has received over $20 million in external awards in the past four years. Further information about the Institute for Intelligent Systems can be found at the department's web address given above.

The University of Memphis Psychology Department offers a bachelor's degree in Psychology as well as master's and doctoral degrees in Experimental, Clinical, and School Psychology. The Department is also the home of the Center for Applied Psychological Research, one of the most successful centers created under the State of Tennessee's Centers of Excellence program. The University of Memphis Psychology Department website may be found at

Please complete an on-line application at the application URL below. Click on the faculty box to find the posting for Assistant Professor. You will be required to upload a cover letter, research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Application review will begin December 1, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, handicap or veteran status. Successful candidates must meet guidelines of the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. For any questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Danielle McNamara at the email address listed below.

Note the on-line application will be activated in November 2010.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Danielle McNamara Email:

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